Although it has been in the Google Play download list for several years, not all people are very clear about how to use Android Auto and what it is for. It’s a way You have a lot of cell phone applications on your car screen. And its existence seeks, basically, Prevent drivers from taking their hands off the steering wheel and placing their eyes on the windshield while they are driving their car. And like any system, it has very frequent updates, which strive to maximize the performance of this tool.
By 2022, Google announced several new features in Android Auto Ready to use or soon available.
Communication will be one of the most important. Through a function called Quick pairing (quick coupling) It will be possible to connect Android Auto to the car with a single command. Some brands like BMW s stronghold They have already combined it In Europe and the United StatesIt is expected to be quickly adopted by other companies and with worldwide reach throughout the year.
There will also be a file Pre-programmable auto start, with which the system can be configured directly from the car screen, once the phone is connected. You will have three options to use. one will be “forever”, since you won’t have to do anything else once you make your choice; will be another “Predefined”, where you will have to choose each time the system starts, and finally the option “If it was used during the last flight.”
Listening to music is one of the most used applications, via spotify the amazon music. right Now, the button to play music, It will always be on the home screen, and preference to start or stop, without being distracted from searching for a menu.
Android Auto decided to give very difficult step, This is what many users requested, but at the same time fight hard, for security reasons: Access to YouTube in the car. The opposition that was to this job was that I wanted to prioritize drivers’ safety, And let you watch a video on the screen, it’s a file Potential danger because it will distract those behind the wheel. foundation From the app to Android Auto, so, it was added, but It can only work when the car is stopped. Once you start driving, the app will automatically close.
And another one of the most frequently used functions of Android Auto is to let Messages can be heard Even if letters are written, and answer the same way, i.e. dictating a response that the system converts into text to send to its recipient. Because you have to speak very clearly several times, and use punctuation correctly so that the message is as we want to write it now One-touch reply function will be addedWhich is allowed to be avoided, with a choice Programmable SMS It can be activated with the push of a button. So we can say “OK”And “Now I can’t talk, I’m driving” the “I’ll call you soon”Without major movements or distractions. This option will be available for The WhatsApp but also for Reply to an email who has reached gmail.
For electric cars, there will be a function that allows the car to be ignited and adapted before boardingAnd Thanks to the fact that the system will be connected to electrical control units for heating or air conditioning. And also To move with the battery, you will be able to access Find out how close the electric charge points are.
finally, As a complement to a feature currently in the US and Europe, which suggests a stretch a more sustainable path, Now a suggestion Low Emission Road Because Traffic, hikes, or consumption. It can be configured as a priority route for Google Maps When entering an address the user wants to travel to, but This function will not be programmed by default.
naturally, These tools contribute to safety Because drivers will not violate traffic regulations regarding the use of the phone in the car, although in fact it is still used.Perhaps the next update will come from the legislation, Which seems to have gotten a little old to the point that The technology allows communication without diluting attention to traffic. Although this is also A topic that would always give way to eternal debates.